The AICFB West Zone FIDE Rating Chess Championship for the Visually Challenged 2020 Jointly organized by All India Chess Federation for the Blind and National Federation of the Blind, Maharashtra (Vidarbha Unit) began at Bank of India Credit Co-operative Hall, RPTS Road, Laxmi Nagar.
Total 75 players are participating in the tournament. Earlier the tournament was inaugurated at the hands of Zonal Manager, Bank of India, Nagpur Zone Vilas Parate. Other guests present were Managing Director- Pioneer Groups Anil Nair, President, Ambe Durga Education Society Manoj Balpande, Balpande, general secretary, AICFB Manish Thool, general secretary of NFBM Rewaram Tembhurnikar and chief arbiter IA Pravin Pantawane were also present on the occasion.
On the opening day of championship two rounds were played. Total 9 rounds will be played. Third round will be played on Friday at 9 am followed by next rounds.